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To Improve Human Health: A History of the Institute of Medicine
Irving M. London, M.D., who was chairman of the Department of Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1967, was a key ally of Walsh McDermott on the Board on Medicine. Photograph courtesy of Irving London.
Julius H. Comroe, Jr., M.D., director of the Cardiovascular Research Institute of the San Francisco Medical Center, tended to side with Irvine Page in the dedated over the creation of the Institute of Medicine. Photograph courtesy of the University of California at San Francisco.
James A. Shannon M.D., director of the National Istitutes of Health from 1955 to 1968, believed that the government's role in medical research. Photograph by Ralph Fernandez. courtesy of the History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine.
Robert J. Glaser, M.D., who was dean of Stanford's School of Medicine's heart transplant statement and chaired the Institute's Initial Membership Committee. He also served as acting president of the Institute until John Hogness took office in the spring of 1971. Photograph courtesy of Robert Glaser.